Book , Print in English

A short guide to writing about art

Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University.
  • Boston : Pearson Education Inc., [2015]
  • Eleventh edition.
  • xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects
Summary
  • This book is intended for art courses where there is a writing component. This text guides art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture. The text includes: coverage of essential writing assignments including formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, essay examination; clear step-by-step writing instructions guiding students though the research and writing processes; sample essays, with analytic comments by the author, demonstrating the virtues of effective writing.
Contents
  • Writing about art
  • Writing about art : the big picture
  • Formal analysis and style
  • Analytic thinking
  • Writing a comparison
  • Writing an entry in an exhibition catalog
  • Writing a review of an exhibition
  • Virtual exhibitions : writing text panels and other materials
  • How to write an effective essay
  • Style in writing
  • Art-historical research
  • Some critical approaches
  • Writing a research paper
  • Manuscript form
  • Writing essay examinations
  • Symbols commonly used in annotating papers
  • Brief guide to instructions in writing
  • Frequently asked questions.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 020588699X
  • 9780205886999
  • 0205933491
  • 9780205933495
  • 0205949525
  • 9780205949526
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2013954456
  • OCLC: 867606036
  • OCLC: 867606036